Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2011

For the past few years, bridesmaid dress trends have been influenced heavily by the economic downturn and its aftermath. Though the economy is looking sunnier, a lot of the trends from previous seasons have held over and evolved into what bridesmaids will be wearing this spring!

 

The biggest trend in bridesmaid dresses has been knee-length dresses. Though many brides are still putting their bridesmaids in tea and floor length gowns, shorter lengths have become increasingly popular in recent years. Knee-length, cocktail-style dresses are much more likely to be worn again, so brides who want their bridal party to be able to reuse their dresses more easily have been moving toward shorter dresses. You can never guarantee wear ability for everyone, but by keeping reuse potential in the back of your mind, you’ll be doing your bridesmaids a big favor.

 

The strapless dress also still holds its own, for bridal gowns and for bridesmaid dresses. Many, if not most, of the dresses for spring 2011 are strapless, an elegant style that emphasizes the neck and shoulders in a classically feminine way. A strapless bridesmaid dress that has been properly fitted to its wearer is one of the most flattering styles around. Just be sure to invest in a quality strapless bra!

 

One-shouldered dresses are also rapidly growing in popularity. The unique, asymmetrical shape of a one-shouldered bridesmaid dress suits brides who want a bridal party with a fashion-forward edge. The single shoulder strap can be delicate, for a feminine look, or bolder, for a more sassy and urban appearance.

 

Feminine touches like lace, floral, bead, and sequin embellishment are back in a big way, as are soft chiffons. Many bridesmaid dresses for Spring 2011 are somewhat more body conscious than in recent years, using sashes, bows, and ruching in order to emphasize the natural waist for a classic and feminine look.

 

Popular colors for spring 2011 are brights like apple green, fuchsia, coral, amethyst, emerald, orange, and yellow. New classics like grey, navy, and chocolate brown will make a return appearance as well.

 

Finally, the trend away from a completely matching bridal party to a more relaxed, color-coordinated but not identical group of bridesmaids is still going strong. More and more brides are letting their bridesmaids each choose a personally flattering and appealing dress in a selected color palette. By selecting the style of bridesmaid dresses on their own, bridesmaids will be sure to always have a dress that they love.

 

Regardless of the style, color, and cut of your bridesmaids dresses, in Spring 2011 the biggest trend is to make the saying “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” be a little less depressing by providing your bridesmaids with beautiful and wearable dresses that they will love forever.

 

Jordan Fashions is a designer of affordable and beautiful dresses for bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride, flowers girls, and the rest of the bridal party, as well as formal and semi-formal wear for proms, homecomings, quinceañeras, and more. Jordan dresses come in sizes 0-34 and in over 75 different colors.

 

Jordan Fashions invites you to browse through our collections featuring the Jordan, Jordan Separates, Jordan Maternity, Couture, Caterina, Sweet Beginnings, Jordan Bridal and the NEW Jordan Moments collections., or better still, use our easy store locator option to learn which retailers in your area carry our fine line of Bridesmaid Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses & Mother of the

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